Author Archives: Paul McKenney

CLANG/GCC/GLIBC Toolchain Microconference Accepted into 2018 Linux Plumbers Conference

The interaction between toolschain components such as GCC, GLIBC, and CLANG/LLVM with the Linux kernel and with underlying hardware has evolved rapidly. The corresponding communities continue to push on the limits of what is possible, due to new silicon as well as the performance and security changes of the past year. Specific topics include support […]

Thermal Microconference Accepted into 2018 Linux Plumbers Conference

As the energy density of computer systems has increased, thermal issues have become an increasingly hot topic across the spectrum from hand-held systems to internet datacenters. Because the need for thermal management is relatively new, there is a wide variety of hardware and firmware mechanisms, to say nothing of a wide variety of independently developed software to interact with these […]

Tech Topics for Kernel Summit

If you missed the refereed-track deadline and you have a kernel-related topic (or, for that matter, if you just now thought of a kernel-related topic), please consider submitting it for the Kernel Summit.  To do this, please use a separate email for each topic with each subject line tagged with [TECH TOPIC], and send these […]

Performance and Scalability Systems Microconference Accepted into 2018 Linux Plumbers Conference

Core counts keep rising, and that means that the Linux kernel continues to encounter interesting performance and scalability issues. Which is not a bad thing, since it has been fifteen years since the “free lunch” of exponential CPU-clock frequency increases came to an abrupt end. During that time, the number of hardware threads per socket […]

Early Registration Ending Soon!

The early registration deadline is August 18, 2018, after which the regular-registration period will begin.  So to save $150, register for the Linux Plumbers Conference before August 18th!

Containers Microconference Accepted into 2018 Linux Plumbers Conference

The Containers Micro-conference at Linux Plumbers is the yearly gathering of container runtime developers, kernel developers and container users. It is the one opportunity to have everyone in the same room to both look back at the past year in the container space and discuss the year ahead. In the past, topics such as use […]

RDMA Microconference Accepted into 2018 Linux Plumbers Conference

We are pleased to announce that the RDMA Microconference has been accepted into the 2018 Linux Plumbers Conference! RDMA (remote direct memory access) is a well-established technology that is used in environments requiring both maximum throughputs and minimum latencies. For a long time, this technology was used primary in high-performance computing, high frequency trading, and […]

Call For Participation in 2018 Linux Plumbers Conference!

Referred-track, microconference, and BoF proposals all welcome, see below! Submissions close: September 2, 2018 Speakers notified: September 23, 2018 Slides due: November 9, 2018 Microconference slots often fill before the deadline (so don’t wait to submit yours!) but BoF submissions can come late. Call for Refereed-Track Proposals We are pleased to announce the Call for […]

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